Ian Somerhalder Writes Touching Tribute Letter To His Beloved Dog He Just Lost To Cancer

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Dogs make our lives complete. We want our fur children to live forever. The hardest part of owning a dog is saying goodbye when the time comes.

Ian Somerhalder, a renowned animal activist and actor, along with his wife Nikki Reed, had their hearts broken when they had to say goodbye to their German Shepherd Ira. Somerhalder took to Instagram to share the sad news. He posted a heart-wrenching letter to his beloved dog that will have you in tears.


“At 12:11 PM PST this beautiful girl took her last breath. Quietly cancer had filled this amazing girl of mine and there was nothing any of us could do. I’ve never known a more incredible animal. A soul that spoke 1,000 languages. Kid, I will miss you and anyone that ever got to know you will miss you. Countless flights, 100nights in the airstream, driving across the country, jumping in every lake- river- stream and ocean there was, just for a splash and to be happy. Thank you for loving me like I’ve never known. I know you’re here, your energy is here with us-I saw you playing with Neech this morning. I love you kiddo.
Love,
Dad”

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Just a quick look at their social media pages and you will see the love they have for animals. The couple has many fur children, including several horses, cats, and dogs. Ira is pictured in many action shots with the couple.


Ira will live on in their hearts. If you have been in their shoes, you know the pain and sorrow they feel.

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